£100m boost for housing in West Midlands

Chancellor Philip Hammond (Credit: ParliamentLive)
A £100m grant to boost housing schemes in the West Midlands was a key announcement in Chancellor Philip Hammond's spring statement. The 26-minute statement had plenty of the usual politics but much fewer of the policy announcements that fiscal statements of the past have had and the money for the West Midlands was one of the few concrete announcements that hadn't been made previously. Hammond said: "I can announce today that we have just agreed a deal with the West Midlands who have committed to deliver 215,000 homes by 2030-31... For the full story register now for free or login below...